Asus EAH3870 (ATI 3870) TOP 512MB Review (Page 4 of 10)

Page 4 - Benchmark: FEAR

As usual, our first test that comes along in our standard benchmark set is FEAR. All settings were set to maximum and the only manipulated variables were AA and AF. 1680x1050 widescreen resolution is used to put more emphasis on the graphics card and less on the rest of the system. Soft Shadows were turned on; which is one of the more video card taxing settings in this game. Generally speaking, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 performed relatively poorly in this game against the bunch -- the NVIDIA 8800s were quite a bit more powerful compared to the overclocked Radeon HD 3870.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Specifications, Bundle
2. AMD 3870 Architecture
3. A Closer Look, Test System
4. Benchmark: FEAR
5. Benchmark: Prey
6. Benchmark: Half Life 2: Lost Coast
7. Benchmark: CS:Source HDR
8. Benchmark: 3DMark06
9. Power Usage, Overclocking
10. Noise Factor and Conclusion